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Carlton defeated the Bulldogs by 7 points - Optus Oval

Round 8, 2003

Carlton 2.8 20 6.11 47 9.14 68 15.17 107
Bulldogs 4.3 27 6.9 45 9.13 67 14.16 100
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Sun May 18, 2003 Result: Win by 7 points
Umpires: Baldwin, Fussell, Jeffrey Crowd: 20,602
Goalkickers: McKernan, Hickmott 3, Beaumont, Houlihan 2, Camporeale, Fevola, Hulme, McCormick, Sporn
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review

Carlton would win their third game of the season against the Bulldogs at home, in a fantastic finish of a tight game of football. The margin was never more than 14 points. It was Carlton's first win at their home ground since 2001. The Bulldogs kept at the Blues but Carlton would manage to keep their noses ahead.

Inaccurate kicking would leave the Blues 7 points down at quarter time despite having more scoring shots. A 4 goal to 2 second quarter and greater accuracy by the Blues than the Bulldogs would see them 2 points up at half time. The margin was just a point at 3/4 time and still a point at the final siren but a goal after the siren by Corey McKernan (his third for the day) would extend the final margin to 7 points. Adrian Hickmott also kicked 3 (2 in the last quarter).

Brett Ratten was again the leading possession winner on the ground with 28 and used them well. Jonathon McCormick had 26 and Anthony Koutoufides 24.

Team


B: 32 Bret Thornton 10 Mick Martyn 36 Trent Sporn
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (vc) 29 Simon Beaumont 18 Justin Murphy
C: 12 Matthew Lappin 7 Brett Ratten (c) 16 Scott Camporeale
HF: 34 Simon Wiggins 25 Brendan Fevola 33 Ryan Houlihan
F: 27 Darren Hulme 9 Adrian Hickmott (dvc) 13 Justin Davies
Ruck: 2 Corey McKernan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 41 Jonathon McCormick
Interchange: 31 Simon Fletcher 11 Barnaby French 4 Luke Livingston
45 Anthony Franchina
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Glenn Manton Matthew Allan Jim Plunkett
In: Luke Livingston Anthony Franchina Simon Fletcher
Out: Lance Whitnall (knee), Ian Prendergast (foot), Jim Plunkett


Milestones

100 Goals (Carlton): Adrian Hickmott

Brownlow Votes

3: Corey McKernan (CARL)
2: Darren Hulme (CARL)
1: Daniel Giansiracusa (WB)


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